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28th July 2010, 12:16
x+(5x-2*3/6\2)/23=2

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#### j

28th July 2010, 12:19
x = 8
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#### twm

28th July 2010, 12:42
I thought x was the symbol for 10?
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#### albert

28th July 2010, 12:50
x =1/4
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#### jimc

28th July 2010, 12:58

I am struggling to understand the equation you gave.

Does the '2*3/6\2' part of your equation mean '2 times 3 divided by (6 divided by 2)' or '2 times three-sixths divided by 2' or something else?

JimC
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#### jimc

28th July 2010, 13:06

If you are the source of posts 18~21 (at least) in the 'Maths problem' topic resurrected recently, please don't trouble yourself by replying.

JimC
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#### leslie

28th July 2010, 13:09
BODMAS says inter alia that multiply and divide are of equal status and you carry out each as you meet it in order; so, 2*3=6 then divide, then divide. Adding and subtracting are the lowest level and of equal status and are carried out left to right.

Hence 2*3+5=11, whilst 2*3+5*4=6+20=26
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#### frog

30th July 2010, 04:11
puka
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#### trc

30th July 2010, 04:11
what is puka?
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#### teron

30th July 2010, 04:14
puka is the modern technology of solving maths problems.It was invented by Prof.Halmassa.
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